About this resource

The Guardian Scholars Program is a comprehensive program with the goal of supporting former foster youth in their efforts to gain a college education. See below for a list of schools that currently have Guardian Scholars Programs. 

Santiago Canyon College

Website: https://sccollege.edu/StudentServices/Outreach/Pages/Guardian-Scholars.aspx

Phone: (714) 628-4709

Southwestern College

Website: http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=2777

Phone: (619) 421-6700 ext. 5508

Email: aguaracha@swccd.edu

Napa Valley College

Website: https://www.napacoe.org/programs-schools-districts/foster-youth-educatio...

Phone: (707) 253-6954

Email: jpuhger@napacoe.org

Skyline College

Website: http://skylinecollege.edu/guardianscholars/

Phone: (650) 738-4319

Email: skygsp@smccd.edu

Grossmont Community College

Website: https://www.grossmont.edu/student-support/guardian-scholars-services-for...

Phone: (619) 644-7610

Email: Cindy.Castro@gcccd.edu

City College of San Francisco

Website: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/student-services/student-counseling/guardians-sc...

Phone: (415) 239-3982

Email: evbautista@ccsf.edu

Santa Ana College (formerly YESS program)

Website: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/Yess/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (714) 564-6302

Email: EOPS@sac.edu

Orange Coast College

Website: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/guardian_scholars_MAP...

Phone: (714) 432-6877

Email: guardianscholars@occ.cccd.edu

Cypress College

Website: https://www.cypresscollege.edu/services/eops-care-calworks-guardian-scho...

Phone: (714) 484-7238

Email: eops@cypresscollege.edu

California State University, Bakersfield

Website: http://www.csub.edu/gsp/

Phone: (661) 654-3215

Email: mdiaz_padilla@csub.edu

California State University, Fullerton

Website: http://www.fullerton.edu/guardianscholars/

Phone: (657) 278-4900

Email: guardianscholars@fullerton.edu

California State University, Monterey Bay

Website: https://csumb.edu/guardianscholars

Phone: (831) 582-5148

Email: bamir@csumb.edu

California State University, Sacramento

Website: http://www.csus.edu/gs/index.html

Phone: (916) 278-7837

Email: soua.lee@csus.edu

California, Pepperdine

Phone: 310-506-6237

Email: John.Miller@pepperdine.edu

Loyola Marymount University

Website: https://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/community/studentsuccess/guardianscholars...

Phone: (310) 338-5252

Email: jellsper@lmu.edu

San Diego State University

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/eop/programs/guardian-scholars

Phone: (619) 594-0140

Email: mojica@mail.sdsu.edu

San Francisco State University

Website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~eop/gsp/

Phone: (415) 405-0546

Email: xvsz@sfsu.edu

San Jose State University

Website: https://www.sjsu.edu/eop/guardian-scholars/

Phone: (408) 924-1089

Email: rhonda.leiva@sjsu.edu

University of California, Davis

Website: https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/programs/guardian-scholars

Phone: (530) 752-9301

Email:  guardianscholars@ucdavis.edu

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Website: https://guardianscholars.ucla.edu/program-information/incoming-students

Phone: (310) 206-3819

Email: eives@saonet.ucla.edu

University of California, Merced

Website: https://guardianscholars.ucmerced.edu/

Phone: (209) 228-4585

Email: cnies@ucmerced.edu

University of California, Riverside

Website: https://fosteryouth.ucr.edu/

Phone: (951) 827-6545

Email: tuppett.yates@ucr.edu

University of California, San Diego

Hope Scholars (formerly Guardian Scholars)

Website: https://fas.ucsd.edu/applying/hope-scholars/

Phone: (858) 534-3898

Email: aklein@ucsd.edu

University of California, Santa Barbara

Website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/guardianscholars/home

Phone: (805) 893-3873

Email: lisa.przekop@sa.ucsb.edu

University of Southern California

Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/trojan-guardian-scholars/

Phone: (213) 740-2531

Email: georges@dornsife.usc.edu

Eligibility

Some details vary by College/program. Please visit the websites linked to see if you are eligible.